EPL Predictions, Live Stream and Odds 2020-21
Despite the threats of COVID- 19 still haunting the world, the Premier League has successfully stepped into its 29th season. The 2020-21 English Premier League will feature a total of 20 teams as usual and the newly promoted Fulham, Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion will have their fair share of the top flight campaign.
Due to pandemic situation, the extended 2019-20 season winded up last month with Liverpool winning their first league title since 1990. The Reds grabbed their first trophy of the Premier League era and it was their 19th overall Cup in history as the reigning Champions make a solid start in a fresh season.
According to UEFA regulations, from this Premier League season the teams to finish in the top 4 teams of the EPL table will qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Whilst the team finishing at the 5th spot will qualify for the upcoming UEFA Europa League 2020-21 and it will be a hard hustle for the teams to make it up there.
How to Live Stream 2020-21 EPL?
Just like last year, Sky Sports and BT Sport hold the rights to broadcast the Premier League in UK once again this season, with Sky possessing the majority of the share.
In Canada, DAZN have become the sole rights holder to stream live Premier League matches this season and they cover every single match.
The official US broadcaster for the 2020-21 Premier League season is NBC and they cover every game between linear TV coverage.
In Australia, Optus Sports has signed a 3 year deal with the Premier League, therefore they now have exclusive rights to show all 380 fixtures of this season.
In India, Star Sports subscribers are entitled to watch yet another season of the Premier League live.
EPL Outright Odds
The outright odds for all the teams to win the EPL title this season is derived from the bet365.com site and mentioned below:
EPL Matches This Week
The following matches that are scheduled to take place this week are briefly explained with odds derived from the bet365.com site:
|Date||Game||Home Win||Draw||Away Win|
|13 Aug 21 20:00||Brentford vs Arsenal||4.20||3.75||1.83||Bet Now|
|14 Aug 21 15:00||Burnley vs Brighton||3.30||3.10||2.30||Bet Now|
|14 Aug 21 15:00||Chelsea vs Crystal Palace||1.25||6.00||11.00||Bet Now|
|14 Aug 21 15:00||Everton vs Southampton||1.83||3.60||4.20||Bet Now|
|14 Aug 21 15:00||Leicester vs Wolverhampton||1.60||4.00||5.50||Bet Now|
|14 Aug 21 12:30||Man Utd vs Leeds||1.50||4.50||5.75||Bet Now|
|15 Aug 21 14:00||Newcastle vs West Ham||3.20||3.50||2.15||Bet Now|
|14 Aug 21 17:30||Norwich vs Liverpool||8.50||5.75||1.28||Bet Now|
|15 Aug 21 16:30||Tottenham vs Man City||5.25||4.00||1.61||Bet Now|
|14 Aug 21 15:00||Watford vs Aston Villa||3.60||3.50||2.05||Bet Now|
The ultimate showdown of English football is around the weekend. Manchester City and Manchester United have secured the top two spots, Chelsea and Liverpool are in the Champions League spots, Leicester is in contention for the same but it all depends on Liverpool’s result. Tottenham and Everton are on the heels of West Ham. The more things change, the more they stay the same. As for what it is worth, the PL table might stay the same with no difference in the positions. Final Matchday welcomes the fans to the stadium just like the previous week.
Manchester City vs Everton
Manchester City welcome Everton to Etihad Stadium on Matchday 38 of the Premier League. Pep Guardiola resting the veteran players, like Kevin de Bruyne last week in light of the Champions League ahead, didn’t fare well. The Cityzens lost to Brighton 3-2 on the road. Phil Foden and Ilkay Gundogan scored a goal each. Guardiola has been experimenting with the back four in the past few weeks in England, Zinchenko shows promise while Joao Cancelo might lose his spot. Ferran Torres has found his way into the playing eleven but only the Spaniard coach will decide the final game plan. Losing two of the past five games, Everton are in contention for the Europa Conference League spot. Carlo Ancelotti’s men have been struggling to score since the turn of the month, Dominic Calvert-Lewin hasn’t been the same after his injury hiatus. Jean-Philippe Gbamin has just played one game in this whole season, he will stay out. The hosts will triumph if Pep Guardiola didn’t experiment too much with the squad.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea
After triumphing in the last home game of the season, Chelsea make a trip to Villa Park to face Aston Villa on Sunday. Thomas Tuchel’s men got a taste of their own medicine in the games against Leicester 0-1 and Arsenal 0-1, then they avenged the Foxes at home 2-1. The Blues delivered their usual game, hitting six shots on goal and making 17 goal attempts at Stamford Bridge. A top-four finish felt like a dream for Chelsea a few months ago, now they are in a position of command. N’Golo Kante and Andreas Christensen are on the treatment table. Never finding the fruit of consistency, Aston Villa are roaming around aimlessly in the table. They have just won two games in the previous five and only one in the five games before that. Ollie Watkins stunned the Spurs 1-2 earlier this week. Anwar El-Ghazi is also impressive in the final third. Morgan Sanson, Trezeguet and Matty Cash are injured. Dean Smith’s men don’t have the amenities to stop the Blues in this fixture.
Leicester vs Tottenham
Slipping through the ranks, Leicester host Tottenham at King Power Stadium while holding the fifth spot in the table. While victories are important, the Spurs fans won’t complain about Ryan Mason. It seems the Spurs have woken up from the zombie state, their games are energetic and the final third is crowded with players like Dele Alli and Harry Kane. Kane’s lap of honour in the last game at home raised a wave of suspicion. Gareth Bale, Ben Davies and Serge Aurier are on the injury table. On the other hand, Brendan Rodgers’ men just might have celebrated their FA Cup finals victory too much as they lost to Chelsea 2-1 on Tuesday. Vardy Jamie is struggling with his form, Kelechi Iheanacho’s efforts are not enough for the Foxes. Harvey Barnes, a midfielder with goal-scoring capacity is injured, James Maddison is busy in playmaking. Cengiz Under, James Justin and Jonny Evans are on the treatment table. Few moments of brilliance will save the Foxes from the Spurs.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
Broken out of the Anfield jinx, Liverpool face Crystal Palace this Sunday at home. The Reds have changed the tides around using the downfall of their top berth neighbours. With a four-game winning streak, Liverpool are clinging to the fourth spot. Better head-to-head records keep them afloat of the Foxes. In the reverse fixture, the Reds routed Crystal Palace 0-7 and the last game against Burnley 0-3 suggests a similar ending in this game too. Liverpool fans will be happy to re-enter Anfield and the enthusiasm will feed the much-needed energy for Klopp’s side. While the injury woes of Liverpool is well known, Diogo Jota and James Milner are the lately added names. With one of the worst record for goals allowed, Crystal Palace might be the perfect scapegoat for Liverpool. Roy Hodgson staggers to keep the Palace in good shape. Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke score but it does nothing to win matches. Eberechi Eze is the latest addition to the injury list. The Reds will record a clean-sheet victory on Sunday.
West Ham vs Southampton
West Ham and Southampton clash at Olympic Stadium on the final matchday of the English campaign. Despite having one of the passionate managers in Ralph Hasenhuttl, the Saints falter repeatedly. Leeds United humiliated the Saints at home 0-2 in the last game. Danny Ings, Che Adams and James Ward-Prowse are the noteworthy attackers in the front. William Smallbone, Oriol Romeu and Ryan Bertrand are on the treatment table. A brave attempt for the Champions League turned to ashes as the Hammers couldn’t maintain the momentum in the last two months. Nonetheless, David Moyes has done a commendable job of being their coach. Jarrod Bowen, Michail Antonio and Tomas Soucek see the net consistently, Jesse Lingard’s arrival has been a welcome thing. The Briton might possibly stay in West Ham moving forward. Manuel Lanzini and Arthur Masuaku will miss the game owing to injuries. The Hammers are the home favourites to emerge a victor in this fixture.